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  • Dr. Dre's son was found dead in his Woodland Hills home on Saturday morning. The cause of death is still pending a toxicology report.
  • This upcoming weekend is a 3-day one and fewer are expected travel and it's all because of the usual suspects: economy, gas, yeah.
  • blogdowntown has an excellent look into why the focused and detailed city planning in San Diego kicks Los Angeles' booty. "The bottom line? Where it can take a year to get approvals here in Los Angeles, the process takes perhaps three months in San Diego," they write.
  • Who loves public transit? Barack Obama's vice presidential choice, Joe Biden. He commutes to work each day by rail.
  • There's a nice mural going up (for the second time) in the Bicycle District, aka Hel-Mel, aka Heliotrope and Melrose (take your pick at naming the hood).
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is still saying he will veto any bill put on his desk unless the budget is passed. This threatens a piece of legislation that could pave the way for $30 to $40 billion in extra transit funding for LA County only.
  • Three people were injured when they were attacked by a swarm of bees in Covina earlier today. Eeek!
  • Offshore drilling out in the ocean from Santa Barbara? It looks like the beachside town's city council may take a yes vote tomorrow.